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Top tips on sleep - teachers and education staff

Good quality sleep is what we need to counteract the instability, uncertainty and high levels of anxiety that seem to permeate our everyday lives during this pandemic. If you are struggling to get this much needed sleep this advice might help. 

We have developed a new helpline poster for teachers and education staff during this current crisis. Please share to ensure that education staff both current and retired areaware that they can get emotional support from our confidential helpline.

Dealing with caring responsibilities - teachers and education staff

Here's some information about what you can do to get support if you have caring responsilibities. 

Helpline for teachers and education staff sees rise in calls
This report outlines how many education staff use the helpline services, a demographic breakdown of callers, what they are calling about and the impact the call had on their mental health.
how to deal with emotions - teachers and education staff

If you feel the following common difficult emotions that can make you feel overwhelmed, here are some things that can help. 

ABC model for managing stress - teachers and education staff

The ABC Cognitive Behavioural Tool is useful to work out what we are telling ourselves that feels life threatening when we get stressed or have emotional responses like anger, frustration and irritation.

activities to manage stress - teachers and education staff

These ideas will decrease stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. 

Teachers and education staff endure greater job-related stress than other professionals, according to recent research. However there are a number of tools and techniques to help manage and reduce stress. 

Dealing with illness - education staff

Dealing with a chronic or serious illness can feel overwhelming and bring around many unwanted changes. It can often make us feel powerless and out of control. 

Dealing with bereavement- education staff

Bereavement can leave people feeling panicky, frozen, depressed, angry and a whole host of very overwhelming feelings. There is no one way to grieve and sometimes it can affect people years after the death happened, especially if they did not mourn at the time.